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Atypical parkinsonism (AP) has a considerable impact on the lives not only of patients but also of their carers. The aim of this study was to develop an instrument for assessing the quality of life (QoL) of carers of patients with AP. A 40-item pool was generated from in-depth interviews with carers of patients with AP, a thorough review of the existing(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the psychometric properties of the Carers Quality of Life Questionnaire for Parkinsonism using a Rasch modeling approach and determine the optimal cut-off score. METHODS We performed a Rasch analysis of the survey answers of 430 carers of patients with atypical parkinsonism. RESULTS All of the scale items demonstrated acceptable(More)
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